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Caribbean Tsunamis: A 500-Year History from 1498-1998

By: Karen Fay O'Loughlin and James F Lander

Kluwer Academic Publishers

Hardback | Dec 2003 | #150806 | ISBN: 1402017170
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Caribbean Tsunamis - A 500-Year History from 1498-1998 broadly characterizes the nature of tsunamis in the Caribbean Sea, while bearing in mind both scientific aspects as well as potential interest by the many governments and populations likely to be affected by the hazard. Comprehension of the nature of tsunamis and past effects is crucial for the awareness and education of populations at risk. This book provides a thorough, yet highly accessible review of tsunamis in the Caribbean. It is of interest not only to tsunami and natural hazards specialists at academia and governmental institutes, but also to policy makers and to the general public.


Contents

1. The Caribbean; 2. The Tsunami Hazard; 3. About the 500-Year Tsunami History; 4. Types and Effects of Tsunamis; 5. Education about Tsunami Risks


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